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office's election law. people in the country will get their first taste of online campaigning starting with this summer's upper house race. >> reporter: the bill was passed unanimously by the upper house. from now on, political parties, candidates, and voters will be allowed to enlist public support on websites and social networking services. japanese law has long limited the number of paper documents that can be distributed during official election campaigns. the rule was meant to keep candidates with a financial edge from getting an unfair advantage. but the law enacted in 1950 did not envision the internet. so documents and images in cyberspace have been regulated in the same way. japan has lagged behind other countries such as the united states, britain and germany where there are few restrictions on internet election campaigning. >> translator: communication tools are completely different from the old days. it's good to update the law. >> translator: i'm all for the revision. i'm busy with my job in child care and it's been hard to obtain certain information. >> reporter: the deba
. their major rule seems to be we don't care about public opinion, we only care about the law, and the law is the only thing that is right. when finally a lot of journalists and other persons said that the way the court here organized the access to the trial is not fair because there were no turkish media who were getting access to this trial, it was too late for the judges to make compromises. and this finally ended in a disaster we have now. >> what about the families of the victims? how have they been reacting acco >> -- reacting? >> i was talking with one of the family members. she said it is a catastrophe for the families. they were preparing for weeks for this week when they probably would face the accused murderers and accused helpers of the murderers of their loved ones. they were taking vacations to follow this trial in munich. when all the tension was coming to a peak this week, there was a big emptiness -- there is now a big emptiness. this is a catastrophe. there is a big helplessness the victims and the dems families -- and the victims' families have to face this week. >> can
u.s. law enforcement agencies are coming through evidence to try to find out who's behind the attack at the boston marathon. two bombs went off killing three people and injuring 176. the bombs went off on monday afternoon. the first knocked back runners who are 30 meters from the finish. the second hit people a short distance away. emergency medical crews rushed to the scene. the dead included an 8 year old boy. no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. 17 people were seriously wounded. authorities say they're carrying out a criminal probe. they say it's a potentially terrorist investigation. u.s. property barack obama says the bombings were an act of terrorism. >> they were the beginning of our investigation. it will take time to follow every lead and to determine what happened. but we will find out. we will find whoever harmed our citizens, and we will bring them to justice. >> obama says the government is on high alert for a new terror attack. he has called on security authorities to take necessary measures. >>> a japanese marathoner captures some scenes of the chaos and c
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